COMM110: Effective Speaking
Section: NL     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearIntersession 2013 / (16 days): Dec 26, 2012 to Jan 11, 2013
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Cooper Robb   Email: James.Robb@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-968-8085

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 12 - 15 hours per day for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

This information has expired. If you are looking for current course information you must go to the current semester course information page.

Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

Student must have access to computer, Internet, Canvas course space, and a device to record their speeches either for a DVD or to post on the Internet (for example on YouTube). Speeches recorded on a standard size DVD disc must be delivered to instructor on Newtown campus. College does not supply camcorders. High 8, 8, mini-cassette, and mini-tape cassette are NOT compatible, and will not be accepted. Student provides small live audiences for each progressive speech assignment (minimum audience required by instructor). Any question about recording and submitting speeches should be directed to instructor. College level reading, research, and writing skills expected.

Most people are nervous about giving a speech in public. This course will help you learn to handle your natural anxiety. In addition you will hopefully discover in the class that speaking in public can actually be both fun and informative.

The text for the course is edition 10e of "The Art of Public Speaking" by Steven E. Lucas.